B. N. Sembilan, 1969
Kentayu Series, 2009
Signed and dated “Nizam Ambia 2009” on lower left
Acrylic on canvas
153 x 153 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 8,000 – RM 15,000
Radiating and captivating is this piece from Nizam Ambia’s ‘Kentayu’ series. Aesthetically-appealing, one can’t help but revel in its beauty. Nizam used bold and vibrant colours, a different approach to his usual paintings. The subject remains illustrated in a wayang kulit manner, encapsulated by leaves, representing nature.
The artist is known for his work in batik and fashion, his visual art striking many with its beauty and techniques, especially since his work hints at Malaysia’s mixed culture and heritage. Nizam Ambia was born in the royal town of Seri Menanti, Negeri Sembilan in 1969. He had developed a passion for drawing and fashion since he was little, and is considered a multifaceted artist, creating very meaningful and soulful works with various mediums.